Apple’s WWDC is just around the corner and although no announcements are expected for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, that doesn’t stop a new crop of rumors on the next-gen Apple smartphones. It was originally speculated that the iPhone 4S would show up in September for Sprint and T-Mobile networks, while an iPhone 5 would arrive in November.
That timeline of having the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 spaced so closely together is a little odd, despite analysts’ claims. It’s now rumored that the iPhone 5 may actually arrive in Spring 2012, with the iPhone 4S still slotting in around the September timeframe. There have been claims that the iPhone 4S has already been seeded to game developers to optimize games for its improved hardware, which will include the A5 chip and an 8-megapixel camera.
The new claim also follows previous rumors that the new iPhone will be a world phone that can support both CDMA and GSM networks. But, it adds that the iPhone 4S will have an integrated SIM. According to UK carrier Orange, Apple has been working on a new micro-SIM that’s even smaller than the current one. That doesn’t seem to jive with this report that the next-gen iPhone will have a completely built-in and non-swappable SIM.